Auditions

LUNGS by Duncan MacMillan – A Black Box Production

Director – Daniel Eilola
Stage Manager – Olga Kark

Synopsis:

The world is getting hotter, there’s unrest overseas—the seas themselves aren’t very calm—and one couple is thinking about having a child.  Lungs is a smart and funny drama that follows a couple through the surprising lifecycle of their relationship, as they grapple with questions of family and change, hope, betrayal, happenstance, and the terrible pain that you can only cause the people you love.

Audition Dates – September 2nd and 3rd, 2019 at 7pm

Location: Stonzek Studio Theatre at the Lake Worth Playhouse – 713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth FL 33460

Performance Schedule: October 17th – 27th 2019

Rehearsal Schedule:  Rehearsals will begin a week after auditions and will take place on weeknights from approximately 6:30 to 10pm. Weekend rehearsals also may be added.

Available Roles:

[M]
25-35, male, any ethnicity or body type; “not getting any younger”; partner of [W]; musician, creative-type working in a record store; eventually joins corporate Seattle; internal processor; has difficulty letting others into his feelings; perceptive, caring for his partner; not a natural leader; compartmentalizes his emotions; easy-going; starts the conversation about having a baby; lives a somewhat unexamined life; loves his partner.

[W]
25-35, female, any ethnicity or body type; “not getting any younger”; partner of [M]; value-driven citizen of the world; PhD candidate; as intellectually sharp as she is deeply felt; possesses a dry but friendly sensibility; deeply caring; believes deeply in the act of questioning, thoroughly excavating any held beliefs, practices, or feelings; an out-loud, verbal processor; possesses a strong desire to make thoughtful, considered decisions; always imagined she would be a mother, but vaguely; loves her partner.

Requirements: Please prepare a contemporary monologue from a play no more than 2 minutes in length. Actors may be asked to read from the script.

Contact Artistic Director Daniel Eilola at daniel@lakeworthplayhouse.org with any questions or for additional info.

INSPECTING CAROL

Director: Clayton Phillips
Stage Manager: Phyllis A. Cafarelli 

Synopsis:

A Christmas Carol meets The Government Inspector meets Noises Off in this hilarious hit from Seattle. A man who asks to audition at a small theater is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Everyone caters to the bewildered wannabe actor, and he is given a role in the struggling theatre’s annual slapdash production of A Christmas Carol. Rehearsals are at a standstill. Tim is no longer Tiny, Scrooge wants to do the play in Spanish (Feliz Navidad), and their funding is on hold pending an inspection. This laugh out loud spoof makes for a night at the theatre that is anything but show business as usual.

Audition Dates – September 23rd and 24th, 2019 at 7pm. No Appointment necessary.

Location: Lake Worth Playhouse – 713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth FL 33460

Performance Schedule: November 14th to December 1st, 2019.

Rehearsal Schedule: TBD but typically will take place on weeknights from approximately 6:30 to 10pm. Weekend rehearsals also may be added.

 

Requirements: Please prepare a 2 minute comedic monologue. Actors may also be asked to read from the script.

**Sides available upon request.

 

Available Roles:

Sidney Carlton – In his 60’s. A founding member of the Company. Kind but somewhat addled.

Dorothy Tree Hapgood – Sidney’s wife. 50-60. English and unable to lose her accent. A founding member.

Larry Vauxhall – ln his 40’s. Tough, intellectually vain Child of the ‘70’s, still looking for a turn-on. A founding member.

Phil Hewlitt – 30-40. Obsessive usually plays the ineffectual character in any Soapbox production. A founding member.

Walter E. Parsons – African-American in his 30’s. Recently taken up acting again after a stint in the armed forces. Good natured – excitable.

Luther Beatty – A large eleven-year-old. He has been playing Tiny Tim way too long. Extremely friendly.

Kevin Emery – 40-50 A nervous man in the impossible position of managing director. Afraid of Zorah.

MJ (Mary Jane) McMann – ln her 40-50+. A realist. She long ago realized that the Company hit bottom. She looks on now as a bemused observer. Founding member.

Betty Andrew – ln her 40’s. An inspector for the National Endowment for the Arts. A forbiding appearance.

Bart Frances – 20’s A pleasant youth. Dresses in a motorcycle jacket and torn jeans.

Wayne Wellacre – 30-40, in search of a new career in acting, no training, less talent, affable, eager to please.

GYPSY

Director: Daniel Eilola
Choreographer: Joanne DePrizio
Music Director: Ed Kolcz

 

Synopsis:

Regarded by many theater professionals as the greatest musical ever created, GYPSY is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success… while secretly yearning for her own. Set all across America in the 1920’s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, Arthur Laurents’ landmark show explores the world of two-bit show business with brass, humor, heart, and sophistication. The celebrated score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim boasts one glorious hit after another, including: “Let Me Entertain You,” “Some People,” “You’ll Never Get Away from Me,” “If Momma Was Married,” “All I Need Is the Girl,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “You Gotta Get A Gimmick,” “Small World,” and “Together Wherever We Go.”

Audition Dates – October 20th, 2019 10am – 1pm (child auditions only),  October 28th and 29th at 7pm (adult auditions) , October 29th  at 7pm – Callbacks

Location: Lake Worth Playhouse – 713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth FL 33460

Performance Schedule: January 16th – February 2nd, 2020

Rehearsal Schedule:  TBD but typically will take place on weeknights from approximately 6:30 to 10pm. Weekend rehearsals also may be added.

 

Requirements: Please prepare 16 bars of a Broadway song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided for you – please provide sheet music. In addition, smartphones and digital devices with an accompaniment track are accepted provided if it is cued correctly prior to your audition. No Accapella auditions.

All those auditioning will also be taken through a basic dance audition. Please come dressed to move.

Some actors may be asked to read from the script.

Available Roles:

Momma Rose (ages from 35 – 50) The ultimate stage mother. Lives her life vicariously through her two daughters, whom she’s put into show business. She is loud, brash, pushy and single-minded, but at times can be doting and charming. She is holding down demons of her own that she is afraid to face. Her voice is the ultimate powerful Broadway belt. Minimal dance but must move well. Comic timing a must. Strong Mezzo/Alto with good low notes and belt.

Baby June (about 10) is a Shirley Temple-like up-and-coming vaudeville star, and Madam Rose’s youngest daughter. Her onstage demeanor is sugary-sweet, cute, precocious and adorable to the nth degree. Must be no taller than 3′, 5″. An adorable character – Mama Rose’s shining star. Strong child singer, strong dancer and taps. Mezzo.

Young Louise (about 12) She should look a couple years older than Baby June. She is Madam Rose’s brow-beaten oldest daughter, and has always played second fiddle to her baby sister. She is shy, awkward, a little sad and subdued; she doesn’t have the confidence of her sister.  Strong acting skills needed. The character always dances slightly out of step but the actress playing this part must be able to dance. Mezzo singer.

Herbie (35 to 50) agent for Rose’s children and Rose’s boyfriend and a possible husband number 4. He has a heart of gold but also has the power to defend the people he loves with strength. Minimum dance. A Baritone, sings in one group number, two duets and trio with Rose and Louise. Strong acting role.

Dainty June (18-24) Baby June as a young teenager. The older she gets, the less she enjoys being her mother’s trained monkey. Strong Alto, must be able to belt a song and have decent dancing skills. The ability to do the splits and twirl a baton a big plus, but not a requirement. Must dance very well, taps, strong Broadway teen singer, close harmony skills preferred.

Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee (18 – 25) Baby Louise as a teenager, who grows up to be Gypsy Rose Lee. Still pushed aside by Madam Rose in favor of June, until she herself becomes her mother’s new pet project. Should be able to move well. Actress must be 18 or over to play this role. Minimum actual dance but must have very strong movement skills, strong acting skills needed. Must be able to portray both the awkward teen and a sophisticated woman we know now as Gypsy Rose Lee. Must dance inside a dancing cow costume, must be comfortable with the character’s profession – stripping. The character is very scantily clad but never actual appears in the nude. Mezzo (needs light sound for “little Lamb” and belt for “Let Me Entertain You.”

Dressy Tessie Tura (20s-40s) a stripper just past her prime. Big Broadway voice (Mezzo Belt), strong movement/dance, ballet training helpful. A burlesque dancer that shares her dressing room with Louise. She was once a ballerina and still has some of the moves. A course broad who’s been around the block. Very funny.

Mazeppa (20s-40s) a stripper just past her prime. Big Broadway voice (Alto Belt), strong movement/dance, powerful character. A burlesque dancer who’s tough and physically intimidating. Trumpet playing skills would be outstanding but not required.

Electra (20s-40s) a stripper just past her prime. Big Broadway voice (Mezzo Belt), strong movement/dance. Quieter than her counterparts but her costume is wired with lights, allowing her to “shine” without working up a sweat. Ditzy and sweet.

Cratchitt (any age over 20) the production assistant for the Grantzinger theater, N.Y.C. The comedic role.

Children’s Ensemble (ages 10 -12) Two or three young boys and one young girl. Baby June’s back up dancers and singers. Ability of one child to play accordion or clarinet a plus. Must sing and dance.

Young Women’s Ensemble (ages 20 – 30) singer/dancers who act as both the back up dancers for Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee and perform in the large burlesque numbers in the second act. Strong dancers. Some comic skills very helpful. Very minimal singing. A few have minor expanded roles.

Agnes (20-30) one of the women’s dancing chorus, strong comic skills required.

Young Men’s Ensemble (ages 16 -20) Six young men sing and dance backup for teenage June, plus join in the number “Have an Eggroll, Mr. Goldstone.” Should be strong singers and dancers. Will double as small parts in Act I and Act II, plus some backup dancing in Gypsy’s strip routine. Must be very strong dancers and singers. Comic time preferred.

Tulsa (age 17 – 20) Boy-next-door type. Strives to break out of the troupe with an act of his own. Sings and dances “All I Need Is the Girl.” Extremely strong dancer in all styles of show dance including tap. Good singer, charming, very athletic and handsome young man. High Baritone.

Kringelin (adult male character over 35) the put upon manager of a hotel.

Mr. Goldstone (any age over 30) Booking agent for the Orpheum Theater Circuit. Chaplin-like skills a must never speaks.

Cigar (adult male, age 30-50) rather aggressive owner of a burlesque theatre, Classic character part.

Pastey (any age) Cigar’s stage manager.

Chowsie A small dog (with a good temperament).

FULFILLMENT CENTER

Director: Charlotte Otremba
Stage Manager: Olga Kark

 

Audition Dates – December 9th and 10th 2019 at 7pm

Location: Stonzek Studio Theatre at the Lake Worth Playhouse – 713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth FL 33460

Performance Schedule: January 30th – February 9th , 2020. Performances will take place in the Stonzek Studio Theatre

Rehearsal Schedule:  Rehearsals will begin a week after auditions and will take place on weeknights from approximately 6:30 to 10pm. Weekend rehearsals also may be added.

Requirements; Please prepare a 2 minute dramatic monologue. Actors may also be asked to read from the script.

 

Available Roles:

Madeleine (Female late 20’s – 30’s)pretty, polished, and high-strung; an aggressive city girl who has just relocated to New Mexico from Brooklyn to be with Alex; opinionated and smart, but absolutely lost; drinks a lot, talks a lot.

Ethnicity: Black / African Descent

Alex (Male, late 20’s – 30’s) a manager at the fulfillment center; kind and anxious; out of his element managing working class people; stressed out; he feels obligated to be driven and successful, but it doesn’t come naturally.

Ethnicity: Multiracial, Indigenous Peoples, Latino / Hispanic

Suzanne (Female, early to mid-60’s) – chatty, anxious, and friendly; an old hippie; really down on her luck; semi-employed, semi-homeless; has led a travelling, checkered life with lots of highs and lows; a survivor.

Ethnicity: White / European Descent

John (Male, mid to late 40’s) – a blue-collar loner living out of his truck; a good-looking guy; starting to go to seed; seems nice, but doesn’t talk much, which makes him kind of inscrutable; his stillness feels like it might be dangerous; a guy whose life took a wrong turn somewhere.

Ethnicity: White / European Descent

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION

Director – Rae Randall

Synopsis: 1920s London. A murder, brutal and bloodthirsty, has stained the plush carpets of a handsome London townhouse. The victim is the glamorous and enormously rich Emily French. All the evidence points to Leonard Vole, a young chancer to whom the heiress left her vast fortune and who ruthlessly took her life. At least, this is the story that Emily’s dedicated housekeeper Janet Mackenzie stands by in court. Leonard however, is adamant that his partner, the enigmatic chorus girl Romaine, can prove his innocence.

Audition Dates: December 16th and 17th at 7pm

Location: Lake Worth Playhouse – 713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth FL 33460

Performance Schedule: February 27th to March 15th , 2020

Rehearsal Schedule: TBD but generally will take place on weeknights from approximately 6:30 to 10pm. Weekend rehearsals also may be added.

Requirements: Please prepare a two-minute dramatic monologue. Some actors may be asked to read from the script.

Available Roles:

Carter –  Chief Clerk (M/F), 50s-60s: Sir Wilfred’s Chief Clerk, a bit officious, but very good at his/her job. Convinced, perhaps rightly, that the world would fall apart without him/her.

Greta – Typist (F), 20s-mid 30s: Sir Wilfred’s typist. Afraid of nothing and completely unfazed by Carter. She is competent, but doesn’t think every t absolutely has to be crossed.

Mr. Mayhew – Solicitor (M), 40s-50s. Has a bit of a professional crush on Sir Wilfred. He’s a competent lawyer and knows his stuff, but won’t believe it until Sir Wilfrid tells him so.

Sir Wilfrid Robarts – Barrister (M), 50s+ Brilliant lawyer. He’ll tell you this himself. Repeatedly.

Leonard Vole – Murder suspect (M), 20s-30s. Attractive man who has gotten by with his looks and charm for most of his life—and sees no reason for that to change now that he’s under suspicion for murder.

Inspector Hearn – Detective (M/F), any age. The Inspector is well acquainted with Sir Wilfred and Mayhew. He/She has seen it all—and it doesn’t keep him/her up at night.

Romaine Vole – Femme Fatale (F), 20s-30s (age appropriate with Leonard). German. Attractive but quiet—energy being barely kept in check through sheer force of will. Seems to know she is two steps ahead.

Myers – prosecuting barrister (M/F) 40s-60s. Chief rival of Sir Wilfrid. Nothing Myers likes better than beating Sir Wilfrid, which is fair because nothing Sir Wilfrid likes better than beating Myers.

Judge – (M) 60s+. He has heard every defense, every piece of evidence, every long-winded closing argument. He is beyond surprise—and a little bit tired of it all.

Dr. Wyatt – medical inspector (M/F), 30s. Used to speaking in medical jargon and has no idea why everyone needs him/her to translate.

Janet MacKenzie – housekeeper (F), 40s+. Scottish. Devoted, but would never admit to it. Does her job thoroughly and believes that she knows best for everyone.

Clegg – forensics (M/F) any age. Forensic scientist who testifies on a lot of cases, and tends to come to conclusions on his/her own.

ANNIE

Director: Cathy Randazzo
Choreographer: Kassie Meiler
Music Director: Roger Blankenship

 

Audition Dates – January 4th and 5th, 2020 12-5pm (KIDS ONLY)

February 10th and 11th 2020 at 7pm (ADULTS ONLY)

Possible Callbacks February 12th at 7pm

Location: Lake Worth Playhouse – 713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth FL 33460

Performance Schedule: April 9th – 26th, 2020

Rehearsal Schedule:  TBD but typically take place on weeknights from approximately 6:30 to 10pm. Weekend rehearsals also may be added.

 Available Roles:

Annie: Female. Must appear 11. Energetic and optimistic orphan. Sings “Maybe” and “Tomorrow”. Voice Range Low A to High F. Must sing, act and dance

Oliver Warbucks: Male. Must appear 40-65. May be asked to shave your head. Powerful billionaire, kind hearted. Sings “Something Was Missing” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You” Vocal Range Baritone to high F. Must sing, act and move.

Grace Farrell: Female. Must appear 25-45. Loyal, intelligent private secretary to Warbucks. Sings “I think I’m Gonna Like It Here”, “NYC”, “You Won’t Be an Orphan For Long” and “I Don’t Need Anything But You”. Vocal Range Soprano to high G. Must sing, act and dance.

Miss Hannigan: Female. Must appear 35-55. Character/comedic actress. She is alcoholic orphanage matron.  Sings “Little Girls” and “Easy Street”.  Vocal Range Alto A to D. Must sing, act and move well.

Character Breakdown – Supporting Roles:

Lily St. Regis: Female 20-35; Shady, floozy girlfriend of Rooster. Sings “Easy Street” Vocal Range: Soprano up to high G. Must sing, act and dance.

Rooster; Male 20-45. Character actor who plays Miss Hannigan’s brother a slimy con artist.  Sings “Easy Street” Vocal Range Tenor to high G.  Must sing, act and dance.

Franklin D. Roosevelt; Male 40-65

Orphan Kids:

Duffy: Female 10-15 – oldest orphan

July: Female 9-14 – quietest orphan

Kate: Female 7-8 – next to youngest orphan

Molly: Female 6-9 – littlest orphan

Pepper: Female 9-14 – toughest orphan

Tessie: Female 9-14 – cry baby orphan

Sandy:  stray dog that Annie adopts.

Character Roles – Chorus/Ensemble:

Bert Healy: Male 30-60 – Classic announcer on a radio show of the era. Non-singing role.

Lt. Ward: Male 20-60 – Policeman who questions Annie about Sandy. Non-singing role.

Bundles McCloskey: Male 20-60 – Laundryman for orphanage. Minor speaking role.

Jimmy Johnson: Male 20-55

Fred McCracken: Male 20-55

The Boylan Sisters: Female 20-40

Harold Ickes: Male 20-60

Frances Perkins: Female 20-60

Cordell Hull: Male/Female 20-60

Henry Morganthau: Male/Female 20-60

Louis Howe: Male 20-60 – President Roosevelt’s trustworthy aide.

Star to Be: Female 16-25 – Glamorous diva in “NYC”

Orphan Ensemble/Chorus: Females 9-14

Adult Ensemble/Chorus: Males/Females 16+

Requirements: Please prepare 16 bars of a Broadway song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided for you – please provide sheet music. In addition, smartphones and digital devices with an accompaniment track are accepted provided if it is cued correctly prior to your audition. No Accapella auditions.

All those auditioning will also be taken through a basic dance audition. Please come dressed to move.

Some actors may be asked to read from the script.

THE BOYS NEXT DOOR

Director: Brian Tivnan
Stage Manager: Olga Kark

Audition Dates – February 24th and 25th at 7pm

Location: Lake Worth Playhouse – 713 Lake Ave, Lake Worth FL 33460

Performance Schedule: April 23rd – May 3rd, 2020

Rehearsal Schedule:  TBD but typically take place on weeknights from approximately 6:30 to 10pm. Weekend rehearsals also may be added.

Requirements: Please prepare a 2 minute contemporary monologue

Synopsis:

The place is a communal residence in a New England city, where four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly “burned out” young social worker named Jack. Norman, who works in a doughnut shop and is unable to resist the lure of the sweet pastries, takes great pride in the huge bundle of keys that dangles from his waist; Lucien P. Smith has the mind of a five-year-old but imagines that he is able to read and comprehend the weighty books he lugs about; Arnold, the ringleader of the group, is a hyperactive, compulsive chatterer, who suffers from deep-seated insecurities and a persecution complex; while Barry, a brilliant schizophrenic who is devastated by the unfeeling rejection of his brutal father, fantasizes that he is a golf pro. Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of these four, where “little things” sometimes become momentous (and often very funny), are moments of great poignancy when, with touching effectiveness, we are reminded that the handicapped, like the rest of us, want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time that they, like their more fortunate brothers, are allotted on this earth.

Available Roles:

Arnold Wiggins – Male, 28-45, a mildly mentally disabled man who works at a movie theater, hyperactive and talks constantly, often abused by coworkers and is afraid to fight back,

Norman Bulansky – Male, 28-45, an overweight, middle-aged mentally disabled man who works at a doughnut shop, romantically involved with Sheila, a woman from another group home, very proud and possessive of his large ring of keys.

Lucien P. Smith – Male, 25-50, African American a large man who is very mentally disabled and functions at about a second-grade level, checks out books from the library, despite the fact he cannot read

Jack – Male, 28-45, the social worker for the four men, found that he’s becoming burned out and is thinking about a new line of work.

Mrs. Fremus/Mrs. Warren/Clara – Female, 18-64, Mrs. Fremus, a widow who lives next door; Mrs. Warren, a new neighbor; Clara, Sheila’s mentally disabled friend. Note: The three parts above are played by one actress.

Mr. Hodges/Mr. Corbin/Senator Clark – Male, 18-64, Mr. Hodges, Barry’s golf student whose patience only goes so far; Mr. Corbin, the movie theater manager; Senator Clark, a dignified public servant. Note: The three parts above are played by one actor.

Sheila – Female, 18-64, a mentally challenged woman who is in love with Norman, desperately wants his large ring of keys.

Mr. Klemper – Male, 40s-64, Barry’s explosive, abusive, physically handicapped father

Barry Klemper, Male, 18-30s, a young schizophrenic man who believes he is a golf pro, gets highly agitated over small things, has had a traumatic life growing up due to his abusive father and has been in and out of institutions.

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